Why Not Reviews


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Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.8
Pours a very dark brown colour with light brown, thin and lacy head. Aroma is chocolatey, with roasted, coffee notes. The taste is initially sweet, roasted and chocolatey leading to a long, dry and bitter finish.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

gegwilson
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.2
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, Bury St Edmunds. Pours deep chestnut with a thin beige head. Very pleasant malty chocolate aroma. The taste starts with some moderate spice before the malty flavour comes in on the finish. Biscuit, nut and a little chocolate. Nice enough, but nothing special.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

berkshirejohn
Why Not Best Bitter 3.1
50cl bottle from Wroxham Barns. A attractive, bright golden amber pour with a tight beige head; delicate floral aroma; soft biscuity taste with some sweet fruits; and a slightly medicianl finish. Very drinkable.
Friday, May 01, 2015

BeerLuvver
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 2.9
Interesting one this... Having tasted the Roundhead Porter I am a bit confused with this one. Pours lighter than the Porter with a creamy head, lighter than the Porter. On the nose itís light coffee scent with some hoppy fruitiness and the same yeasty tones as all the other beers from Why Not. Taste is light malty sweetness to start with some coffee flavours and chestnuts. Beats me where the chocolate comes in? Fairly thin mouthfeel and some sourness, possibly from hops. To be honest I think this is more of a Porter and the Porter is more of a Stout. Iíd go for the Porter anytime. Slightly disappointing as I was expecting lots of chocolate, which is simply not there.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

BeerLuvver
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.5
Pours black with a creamy full head. Great conditioning. Aroma of roasted barley and coffee. Some yeasty notes and light hoppiness on the nose too. Taste is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and coffee. Some liquorice at the end. Full mouthfeel but not very long lasting. Some hoppy bitterness mixed with malt sweetness and light hop bitterness. Nice Porter.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

BeerLuvver
Why Not Best Bitter 3.4
Pours a beautiful copper brown clear beer with a creamy head. The nose is the same as the Hare of the Dog; yeasty with the same hops (?). Taste is very good with nice malty sweetness upfront, some caramel and toffee. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Gentle hoppy bitterness but nicely balanced. Slightly sweet caramel finish. Very drinkable.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

BeerLuvver
Why Not Hare of the Dog 2.9
Pours clear golden with light carbonation (natural) and a good head which lasts throughout. Yeasty aroma with some hops poking through. Taste is citrus , some malty sweetness but quickly overtaken by a strong bitterness. The bitterness is long lasting and slightly ruins the beer. Too bitter for me. No sweetness at the end.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

BeerLuvver
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3.3
Pours a beautiful clear golden colour with perfect conditioning and tiny bubbles rising through the beer from start to finish. Nose is floral and very light honey scent. Taste is round and full with a nice sweet upfront flavour. Some light maltiness and a slightly sweet, floral finish. Very low in honey which is a bit of a shame. Was hoping for slightly more pungent flavours. Very easy to drink.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

SilverfoX
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 2.4
smells sour from a mahogany dark body with white lacing, acidic vinegary flavour then i mild chocolate in the finish.
Friday, February 06, 2015

oh6gdx
Why Not Wallys Revenge 2.8
Bottled. Hazy goldeny orange colour, small head. Aroma is nectar, fruits, some berries along with citrus and some hay as well. Flavour is citrusy, resiny, wooden and mellowly some sweet bready malts to it.
Monday, February 02, 2015

oh6gdx
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3
Bottled. Yellowish orange colour with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is honey, some floral and malty notes along with herbs. Flavour is honey, sweet fruits, some sweet malts along with some mild notes from berries. Easy to drink, but nothing that exciting.
Monday, February 02, 2015

oh6gdx
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.4
Bottled. Rubyish brown colour with a small slightly off-white foamy head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, some floral and fruity notes along with some chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, some nutty notes as well as some ripe fruits and toffee to it.
Monday, February 02, 2015

floydian1
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3.1
500ml bottle (unfiltered unpasteurised). A decently quaffable honey ale without too much honey sweetness (though definitely there on the nose). Light dry hop bitterness. Hazy dark golden appearance with large loose white head that subsides quickly.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

DanielBrown
Why Not Cavalier Red 3.6
Bottle in Sheringham, Norfolk. Now renamed as Best Bitter. Very tasty traditional ale - ruddy, sweet and dry malts, with clay, wicker hops and some fern. Yep.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Philym
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.5
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with thin ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Cold coffee, pepper, chocolate, floral and grassy. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and medium sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, prickly carbonation, lingering cold coffee, malty sour/bitter finish with a slight caramel flavour. Comments: Very good.
Thursday, December 26, 2013

madmitch76
Why Not Cavalier Red 3.1
16th October 2010
Hazy amber beer, good off white head. Light palate, slightly soft and airy. Light caramel malt, well balanced with mild hop. Mild aniseed and minerals. Creamy dry finish. Not bad.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

oh6gdx
Why Not Cavalier Red 3.4
Cask. Ambery golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is bready, caramelly, herbal, mild toasted and nutty notes along with some wood. Flavour is similar with more bitterness as well as some mild citrusy notes.
Thursday, April 26, 2012

StueyD
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 2.4
A light amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A light aroma, slightly sweet suggesting honey, with a faint roasted malt element in the background. The initial mouthfeel is dry, but later there is a thickness that, again, suggesting honey. The taste however is lacking in honey, there is a citrusy hop flavour and a light maltiness in the background, but a distinct lack of the sweet stuff!
Friday, April 06, 2012

wheresthepath
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.1
[500ml bottle from my wife (who got it from Jarrolds in Norwich) - Cheers!] Pours a deep ruby-black with a thin beige head. Lovely roast malt and chocolate aroma. Good rich mouthfeel Liked the taste initially - chocolate and coffe, with some nice rounded fruitiness and a pleasant and lasting roastiness. However, a disturbing hint of fish came through after a while which put me off what was up until then a decent beer - too many swim bladders in this batch, perhaps.
Saturday, October 01, 2011

wheresthepath
Why Not Wallys Revenge 3.3
[500ml bottle from my wife (from Jarrods in Norwich) - thanks!] Copper with a billowing off-white head and a light, pleasant fizz. Sweet, hoppy aroma is disturbed by odd vegetable hints. On tasting thereís leafy hops, ginger biscuits, oranges, rose petals, a hint of stale coffee and some celery (looking at my one previous rating for this brewery, I note Iíve also got celery there too - maybe a common theme for this brewery?). Itís sweet and dry - only a little bitterness on the tongue. Unusual but interesing - maybe a tad too interesting for a session bitter. but a good one for trying to pick out the flavours. I enjoyed it more than I was expecting.
Friday, August 26, 2011

sm89walt
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.5
500ml bottle. Poured a deep ruddy brown with a small & fading light tan head. Roasted malt, coffee & dark berry aromas with a delicate milk chocolate note. Good, wholesome bitterness: roasty with a chewy dark chocolate & coffee combination in the finish. Rich, rounded & medium in body with a lingering, dry finish. Firm on the palate with medium carbonation.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

imdownthepub
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.6
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, many thanks John & Lorraine. Dark Chestnut with off white head. Fruity, blackberry with a sweet vanilla, caramel note, heavyish, touches of plumminess. Quite reasonable.
Sunday, June 12, 2011

imdownthepub
Why Not On the Ball 3.4
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, many thanks John & Lorraine. Amber with white head. Reasonable, fruity body, crisp then with a leafy, grassy hop, quite tangy with an orange like note. Crisp in the finish, decent enough.
Sunday, June 12, 2011

imdownthepub
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3.3
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, many thanks to John & Lorraine. Burnished gold with white head. Caramel, honeyed and a little grainy. Heavier on tha palate, lively conditioning. Sweetish finish, reasonable.
Sunday, June 12, 2011

downender
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.3
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, milk chocolate aroma with a touch of rum. Full mouth feel, with plenty more chocolate flavours, roastiness and dry finish. Good.
Sunday, March 06, 2011

johndoughty
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.6
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium body. Chocolate and maltiness are the two flavours that dominate.Well balanced with none of the acidity that some bottle conditioned ales have. Pleasant.
Saturday, August 21, 2010

madmitch76
Why Not Roundhead Porter 2.2
15th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear - very dark brown beer. Residual suddy head. Dusty dry palate. Lactose sweet but dry and minerally and lacks flavour. Over dry. Not for me.
Sunday, August 15, 2010

johndoughty
Why Not Cavalier Red 3.6
Bottle.Bronze with low carbonation.Slightly fruity and very well bottled. An above average and very easy to drink BCA.
Friday, July 30, 2010

johndoughty
Why Not On the Ball 3.4
Bottle. Golden with a big head.Exploded out of the bottle.Was lively throughout drinking. Some bitterness with a hop presence. Not one of their best.
Saturday, July 24, 2010

johndoughty
Why Not Wallys Revenge 3.4
Bottle. Bronze with a smal head.Initial bitterness that lingers.Medium body and well balanced.An excellent session bitter.
Saturday, July 24, 2010

johndoughty
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3.7
Bottle. Big lump of sediment at the bottom of the bottle which wasnít as good start but it got better. Yellow appearance with a very pleasant honey sweetness.Different and very easy drink.
Saturday, July 17, 2010

johndoughty
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.4
Bottle. Small head and slightly malty with a medium body.Well bottled and slightly above average.My first tasting from this brewery-look forward to trying the rest that are currently in the cellar.
Sunday, July 11, 2010

fonefan
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.3
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, cold coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

Monday, January 05, 2009

fonefan
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.4
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

Monday, January 05, 2009

fonefan
Why Not Cavalier Red 2.8
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, chocolate notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

Monday, January 05, 2009

fonefan
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 2.7
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, honey. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

Monday, January 05, 2009

fonefan
Why Not Wallys Revenge 3
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

Monday, January 05, 2009

yespr
Why Not Cavalier Red 3.1
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours cloudy orange with a diminished white head. Mild fruity and spiced hoppy aroma. Light breadish to caramel malty base flavour with a mild citric touch. Goes into a lingering bitter and malty finish.
Friday, December 05, 2008

yespr
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.3
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours dark yet clear brown with a redish glare and a creamy off-white head. Smooth chocolate malty with a light spice note in the aroma. Smooth roasted and mild chocolate flavoured with a mild acidic touch. Bitter and roasted malty finish. Slight spiced too.
Friday, December 05, 2008

yespr
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 2.6
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy white head. Mild rubber like aroma with a mild spice note. Mild honey flavoured with a mild sweetness. Lasting rubber and herbal finish from the honey.
Friday, December 05, 2008

yespr
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.3
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours dark brown with a small redish glare and a diminishing tan head. Mild fruity and slight roasted malty aroma. Smooth roasted malty flavour with a mild acidic note and a light breadish to chocolate mixed flavour. Ends with a mild bitterness and lasting acidic note.
Friday, December 05, 2008

yespr
Why Not Wallys Revenge 2.9
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours cloudy orange with a lacing white head. Light spiced and hoppy with a mild citrusy note. Mild bitter and fruity flavoured. Lingering bitter finish with a mild fruity citrusy note.
Friday, December 05, 2008

leaparsons
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.2
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are smoky and earthy with sweet caramel and spices. Flavours are sweet earthy roast coffee with mellow berry fruit. Smoky with caramel. Decent carbonation.
Thursday, November 27, 2008

leaparsons
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off-white head. Aromas are grain, honey and citrus with hints of metal. Very floral. Flavours are very floral with soapy notes. Light honey with citrus and alcohol. Dry on the finish. Decent
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Papsoe
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.5
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Clear reddish brown with an off-white head leaving laces. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Medium body with sweetish roasted malt, a little coffee and a discreet whiff of chocolate. Dry malt bitterness in the finish. 031008
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Papsoe
Why Not Roundhead Porter 3.3
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head that leaves some lacework. Lightly burned aroma with a vinous touch and an edge of tar. Medium-bodied with burned malt and a dry finish. 031008
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Papsoe
Why Not Norfolk Honey Ale 3.2
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Clear golden with an off-white head leaving some lacework. Aroma of honey and flowers. Medium-bodied with sweetish honey accents and some fruit. Dry finish. 031008
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Papsoe
Why Not Cavalier Red 3.2
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Slightly hazy reddish amber with a rough off-white head. Aroma of nuts. Medium body with burned caramel and nuts. Dry and bitter finish. Very classical British. 031008
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Papsoe
Why Not Wallys Revenge 2.6
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Slightly hazy amber golden with a rough white head. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Medium body, fruit and vitamin-C accents with a dry and bitter finish. 031008
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ungstrup
Why Not Chocolate Nutter 3.4
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of fruit as well as light notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and nuts, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks fonefan and Brugmansia for sharing.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008